March 26, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Beating the COVID-19 Education Disruption: Answering YOUR Questions

Featuring Kerry McDonald, Adjunct scholar, Cato Institute, and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well‐​Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom; Jessica Koehler, “Beyond School Walls” columnist for Psychology Today and founder, Koehler Academy; and Brian Ray, President and Founder, National Home Education Research Institute; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

June 29, 2017
Policy Forum

Should Every School Serve Everyone?

Featuring Lindsey Burke, Director, Center for Education Policy, and Will Skillman Fellow in Education in the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, Heritage Foundation; A. D. Motzen, National Director of State Relations, Agudath Israel of America; Joe McTighe, Executive Director, Council for American Private Education; facilitated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
May 15, 2017
Policy Forum

Teaching Kids Controversy: Education, Pluralism, and Hot Topics

Featuring Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania and Coauthor of the new book, The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools; Ashley Rogers Berner, Deputy Director of the Institute for Education Policy, Johns Hopkins University, and Author, No One Way to School: Pluralism and American Public Education; Elizabeth Anderson Worden, Associate Professor, School of Education, American University, and Author, National Identity and Educational Reform: Contested Classrooms; Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom and Curator, Cato’s Public Schooling Battle Map, Cato Institute; moderated by Valerie Strauss, Education Reporter, Washington Post
February 16, 2016
Policy Forum

From “No Child” to “Every Student”: How Big a Change?

Featuring Gerard Robinson, Resident Fellow, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; David Cleary, Chief of Staff, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Majority Staff Director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education Policy, Heritage Foundation; and Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Michael Hansen, Senior Fellow, Brown Center on Education Policy Governance Studies, Brookings Institution.
January 31, 2013
Policy Forum

How Should Schools Respond to America’s Growing Diversity?

Featuring Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parent’s Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools; Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation, and author of All Together Now: Creating Middle‐​Class Schools through Public School Choice; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Greg Toppo, National K-12 education reporter, USA Today.
January 11, 2011
Policy Forum

Fiscal Undertow: How Public Schools Are Drowning State and Local Budgets, and What to Do about It

Featuring Patrick Byrne, CEO, Over​stock​.com, and Chairman, The Foundation for Educational Choice; Kil Huh, Director of Research, Pew Center on the States; and Adam Schaeffer, Policy Analyst, Cato Center for Educational Freedom; moderated by Robert Enlow, President, Foundation for Educational Choice; with introductions by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Cato Center for Educational Freedom.